I’m on a bit of a roll at the moment with things in the kitchen… and this week’s something new takes place in the kitchen once again 🙂
This time it’s ‘baking’ – a simple, 3-ingredient recipe for cookies… nutella cookies! Heaven in 3 ingredients 🙂
I came across this recipe from a fellow blogger and promised her I’d give them a try one day… so I did. Although, I ended up with a 4-ingredient recipe because I decided to add a little peanut butter to some of mine 🙂
Mix together into a dough:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup nutella
- 1 egg (whisked)
Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet, on a baking tray, then flatten with a fork. Pop them into the oven (200°C) for about 10 minutes (mine ended up staying in for about 15 because they just seemed very soft) and then finally – DEVOUR them!
Ready for baking
Shrove Tuesday is the day in February or March that immediately precedes Ash Wednesday – the first day of Lent.
Now, I’m not religious so I don’t actually celebrate Lent, or Shrove Tuesday…. however, since this day is commonly known as Pancake Day, and I LOVE Pancakes, I thought that I would make some for work this year – but I put a bit of a spin on them and I made muffin pancakes 🙂
Ingredients (this make about 8-10 large muffin-pancakes)
- 2 cups pancake mix (I cheated and used ready-made, store-bought mix)
- 2 – 3 eggs
- 2/3 cup milk
- Mix the pancake mix, eggs and milk in a bowl
- Pour into a muffin tray (I added liners to the tray first)
- Add in any mixers
- I used mushrooms, bacon, chocolate bits, blueberries and left some plain
- Bake in the oven at about 200°C for about 12 minutes (or until you can insert a toothpick and remove it cleanly)
- ENJOY 🙂
Yup, it’s a new year!
New resolutions, new rules, clean slate.
But, I’m not making any resolutions this year other than to try be better at being me than I was last year – and this will filter into everything I do… my blogging game can be upped a little bit, I definitely want to keep improving in my running, I want to get great at kickboxing. These are all things I have already laid the ground work for in past years, so this year is just focusing on making them better 🙂
And to start off I decided to try out some healthy cooking (and used JPEG & Roomie as my guinea pigs for the first meal 😉 )
I LOVE eggs – if I could eat eggs every day for the rest of my life, I would die a happy person… but sometimes it gets a bit boring to have them scrambled, or boiled or fried. So one day I was looking online for some inspiration on ways to eat eggs – but specifically EASY ways to do this as we all know how lazy I am 😛
I came across soooo many ideas, but for my first one (yes, there will be more of these posts to follow!) I chose to do roast bell peppers / capsicum stuffed with egg.
There were dozens of different recipes online and some of them so complicated and difficult so I ended up just putting my own ingredients and directions together.
Roast capsicum stuffed with egg
- Bell peppers / capsicum
- Olive oil
- Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Starting to prepare
Chopping things up
- Set the oven to about 180° C while you clean, halve the peppers and remove the seeds
- Place them in tin foil (makes it easier to remove from the tray / catch any spillage of egg) and place onto a baking tray, sprinkle with olive oil, then pop into the oven for about 10 minutes
- While the peppers are doing their thing in the oven, sauté the mushrooms & onions – personally I added some herb & thai spices, and a touch of garlic
- Remove the peppers from the oven and spoon the mushroom & onion mix into them, making sure to leave enough space for the eggs
- Crack an egg into each half
- Sprinkle some cheese over the top
- Pop back in the oven for about 15 minutes – depending on how well done you want your egg
- Remove from the oven
Frying things up
Now, this is obviously a recipe that you can mix and match the ingredients for days…. I chose these as a simple start, being a first time and all – I didn’t want to risk another failed attempt at cooking for my housemates!
And the outcome – absolutely delicious! The girls loved them!
I made sure to make extra so that I could bring them to work the next day, and so for lunch I heated them up and added some turkey ham with them. Yum!